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"Creature Comforts" Comes to CBS in June

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
Aardman Animation’s Creature Comforts series will be making its American broadcast TV debut on CBS starting June 4, 2007, at 8:00 PM. The series will use interviews with a variety of American subjects as the soundtrack for stop-motion animated sequences starring a menagerie of animals. (via Animated Shorts)

Christine Auten on Voice Acting and Directing Anime

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed Christine Auten on her career as an anime voice actor and how that turned into a second career in the recording booth as a voice acting director. Auten is probably best known as the English voice actress for Priss in Bubblegum Crisis; she has been working with ADV as […]

L.A. Times on New "Star Wars" Animated Series

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
The Los Angeles Times has published an article about the new Star Wars CGI-animated series (free registration required), speaking with supervising director Dave Filoni (Avatar the Last Airbender) and executive producer Catherine Winder. The article notes that most of the production of the series will be done in Singapore, where Lucasfilm has set up a […]

Katzenberg Planning Shrek 4 and 5 to Finish the Franchise

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
In an interview with Australia’s The Age, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg stated that he intends to make Shrek 4 and 5 to wrap up the franchise of movies. Katzenberg also discusses the scathing critical response to Shrek the Third, as well as his general feelings towards the business, DreamWorks, and the current American political […]

PR: The Rhythm Continues with the Second Season of Class of 3000

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
The Rhythm Continues with the Second Season of Class of 3000 New Season Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) Following a Sing-a-Long Musical Marathon on Cartoon Network A new season of Class of 3000, the critically-acclaimed Cartoon Network original series from creators and executive producers André “3000” Benjamin (OutKast) and Tom Lynch (Romeo!), […]

"Persepolis" Shares Jury Prize at Cannes; "Madame Tutli-Putli" Wins 2 Awards

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2007
The animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis graphic novel is sharing the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival with Stellet Licht (Silent Light). The movie will be released in America in the fall of this year. UPDATED May 29, 2007: The innovative stop-motion animated Madame Tutli-Putli also took two prizes from Cannes back home […]

Tickets On Sale Now for "Naruto" Movie Screenings in Canada

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2007
VIZ Media and Cineplex Entertainment Theatres are making advance tickets available for Canadian screenings of Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow. The movie will have a one-day special theatrical release on June 23, 2007, in a variety of theatres throughout Canada. Full details and a list of participating theatres are in […]

PR: Advance Tickets for "Naruto the Movie" On Sale Now at Select Cineplex Theatres

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2007
ADVANCE TICKETS FOR NARUTOâ„¢ THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW ON SALE TODAY AT SELECT CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT THEATRES Advance tickets on sale now at participating box offices or www.cineplex.com Toronto, ON (CGX.UN) and San Francisco, CA, May 25, 2007 — Cineplex Entertainment and VIZ Media, one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative […]

Sander Schwartz Leaves WB Animation Studios

by Ed Liuon May 25, 2007
Variety is reporting that Sander Schwartz is leaving his position as President of Warner Brothers’ Animation to develop animated projects for Warner Brotehrs for Internet and new media outlets. In his six-year tenure with WB Animation, Schwartz developed a number of shows, especially for the KidsWB! programming block, such as The Batman, Legion of Superheroes, […]

New "Naruto" DVDs for "Lost Story" and "Uncut Boxed Set" Vol. 3

by Ed Liuon May 25, 2007
VIZ Media has issued a press release announcing two new Naruto DVDs. Naruto the Lost Story – Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village! was released to stores on May 22, 2007; it contains a self-contained story that has never been released on home video in America until now. The Naruto Uncut Boxed Set Vol. 3 will […]